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'Armed and dangerous’ Danville man wanted after New Year’s Day domestic violence shooting, police say

Maurice Demetrius Metts booking photo from 2015.
Maurice Demetrius Metts booking photo from 2015. (Danville Police Department)

DANVILLE, Va. – Danville police are asking for help finding a 24-year-old man they believe shot a woman early on New Year’s Day.

Police responded to Sovah Health Danville at 12:35 a.m. Wednesday after a woman who had been shot in the leg arrived for treatment

The 25-year-old victim told authorities that she was shot in the parking lot of Kickback Jack’s on Crown Drive. She was treated for a non-life-threatening injury and later released.

During the course of the investigation, police determined that Maurice Demetrius Metts shot the woman.

He is wanted on the following charges:

  • Malicious wounding
  • Use of a firearm in the commission of a felony
  • Possess firearm by a convicted felon
  • Discharging a firearm in a public place

Metts is currently at large and should be considered armed and dangerous.


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